I have been given information on two branches of this large family. My thanks to Ben Tickle for data on the descendants of Daniel Tickle b. 1801, who married Betsy Lineberry and to Bob Tickle for those of John Tickle b. abt 1803. They were both probably descended from a Johannes Digel, who emigrated to the US from Germany. Later in my research I hope to look into some German records to see if I can identify exactly which Johannes Digel it was – there are several possible candidates.
I’ve put some of the information on these families in the Genealogy section. They form the branch that I have called Family V (F14 in the Virginia & North Carolina Tickles tree). I wanted to get some information up on the website but I have not been able to verify or check it all, so please let me know if you spot something you believe is incorrect. I have further details but have identified some questionable relationships so want to go through it before uploading.
Bob Tickle has included his Y-DNA results in the Tickle DNA project. I’d love to get further people involved in this. If you are a male with the surname Tickle, please consider joining us. Contact me for more information. Y-DNA can confirm the paternal line for many generations. If you believe you are connected to this line, but you’re either female or a male with a different surname, you can still participate in the project by including your autosomal DNA results. If the connection is many generations back may not be able to confirm the link, but it’s worth a try.
The other, really helpful thing for you to do, is to donate (even a small amount) to the general fund which aims to contribute towards the cost for those taking the more expensive Y-DNA test. You’ll find details of the DNA project and the Donate button on this page.
If any of your relations are men with the surname Tickle, please please encourage them to take part in this project.
More on this family will be available soon ….